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$500 General Use Build

Tfarcraw_III
  • 36 months ago

I just put together this part list here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $59.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI - Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.33 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 580 4GB Dual Video Card $204.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $68.89 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Cooler Master - Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other OSX $19.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $673.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-25 14:08 EDT-0400

It's meant to follow a budget of $500, but I went a bit over. What could I change to keep to the budget?

This PC is meant primarily for general school use as well as some light gaming and video editing.

EDIT: I'd like to be able to upgrade this over the next few years as I get the funds to do so.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

sacrifices must be made

-b250 board

-gtx 1050ti

-cheaper case

-cheaper/better power supply

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $59.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI - B250 PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $81.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $122.76 @ Jet
Case Corsair - SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $37.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master - Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other OSX $19.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $533.01
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $498.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-25 14:24 EDT-0400
  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! How will this do if I intend on upgrading it later on?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

you have excellent possibilities. you can put an i5 or i7 in there. no K versions since the mobo doesnt support overclocking. you can expand the memory up to 64gb i believe but you will more than likely never need more than 16gb. and you can upgrade that video card to pretty much whatever you want thats better than the 1050ti but take the monitor/tv you are playing on when choosing a new card as you can get something greatly more powerful than you need.

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